Culinary Moroccan Argan oil

Moroccan organic argan oil has a high proportion of mono- and poly-unsaturated fatty acids as well as a compound called tocopherol ( similar to vitamin E ) .

Consumption of organic argan oil can help fight cardiovascular diseases, will protect against some forms of cancer, and prevent insulin resistance to fight the development of diabetes.

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Prevents Cardiovascular Diseases

Argan oil has been shown to reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease. In a 2004 study published in the British Journal of Nutrition by Dr. Herrara, rats fed a diet containing argan oil had significantly lower blood pressure than those that did not .

Other follow-up studies have found that a diet containing organic argan oil has a number of effects that both prevent and treat cardiovascular disease. The oil's unsaturated fatty acids will help regulate the blood's cholesterol, and incorporating argan oil into a diet is a way to reach a recommended fat intake without risking the heart's health .

Argan Oil and Cancer

Argan oil has also been shown to decrease the cells division rate of prostate cancer. A 2006 study in Cancer Investigation reported that components of argan oil were able to slow the growth of several types of prostate cancer cells. The Exposure to those argan oil components was also able to reverse the cancerous effect of carcinogens on prostate cells.

Virgin argan oil is also rich in antioxidants, therefor it may protect against other forms of cancer. Antioxidants will help repair cellular damage, which can accumulate and lead to genetics mutations in cancer. Incorporating argan oil into a diet can help reduce the risk of cancer, and provide a number of other health benefits related to  antioxidants.

Argan oil decreases the insulin resistance

In Morocco, Argan oil is commonly used as a treatment for diabetes. Studies have found that argan oil decreases the insulin resistance, an initiating step in the development of diabetes. In a 2006 study, Dr. Haddad reported that argan oil enhanced the cellular responsiveness to low doses of insulin, a process that gets disrupted in diabetes.

In a 2009 study published in Metabolism, it has been stated that consumption of argan oil also reversed the metabolic changes associated with consuming a high-sugar diet, to reduce the risk on onset of diabetes. Overall, argan oil can reduce the unhealthy effects of a carbohydrate-rich diet, and protect the body against insulin resistance to fight diabetes and help to keep healthy.